I’d like to take a moment to wish every one of you a happy Mother’s Day. This day exists to show appreciation for the woman (or women) who are important in our lives.

She may (or may not) have given birth to you or she may just be the neighbor who gave you a helping hand. She may be your grandmother, your aunt, your sister, or best friend. She may even be a he. The single fathers, grandfathers, and uncles. Brothers, godfathers, and friends. Anyone who may have made an impact on a child’s life, even if it was only with a kind smile in the supermarket.

Today we should celebrate all of the people who work to raise children to be the best person they can be.

To all of you, I wish a very Happy Mother’s Day.

And I thank you.